I've decided that I need a new gaming PC, because this old duct-taped PC is just not cutting it.
So I've got the cash (£800-£1000) but I need some help on certain parts (if not all of the parts, as I'm not aware of what's compatible with what.), but for now, here's what I have on my shopping list so far:
Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.98 @ Amazon UK) CPU Cooler:
Cooler Master V8 69.7 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler (£47.33 @ Amazon UK) Memory:
Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory (£131.98 @ Dabs) Storage:
Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 3.5" 10000RPM Internal Hard Drive (£191.16 @ Scan.co.uk) Video Card:
Zotac GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card (£98.98 @ Dabs) Sound Card:
Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card (£24.36 @ CCL Computers) Monitor:
Hannspree HL249DPB 23.6" Monitor (£106.85 @ Amazon UK) Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) (£69.10 @ CCL Computers) Keyboard:
Gigabyte GK-K6800 Wired Standard Keyboard (£13.66 @ Dabs) Mouse
: Gigabyte GM-M6880 Wired Laser Mouse (£9.95 @ CCL Computers)
Firstly, is this build compatible? I used "pcpartpicker.com", and here is what I don't know anything about;
What should I be looking for?
I'm after compatibility (which I'm completely lost on at the moment), reliability, and medium to high performance, at a reasonable price (as you can gage from what I've picked above).
I have next to no knowledge about PC parts and how to put it together, but that's all knowledge I can gain easily, and/or my uncle can help me make it.
So! Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated.